Convio is Proud to Announce That Tweet Congress Wins Activism Category of the Twelfth Annual South by Southwest Web Awards

Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:09am EDT

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AUSTIN, Texas--(Business Wire)--
Convio, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship
management software and services to nonprofit organizations, applauds Tweet
Congress as the 2009 SXSW Web Award winner in the Activism category. All Web
Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night as part of the SXSW
Interactive Festival, a five day event that brings together the best minds and
the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Convio was proud to be a
supporting sponsor of this year`s SXSW Web Awards and the sponsor of the
Activism Web Award. 

"As the official sponsor of the 2009 Activism Award, Convio is proud to
recognize Tweet Congress as an example of an innovative way to embrace
technology to move people," said Sara Spivey, chief marketing officer of Convio.
"We congratulate them as this year`s winner and look forward to following their
successes in the years to come." 

TweetCongress.org has created a website that allows people to search by location
and find out if their Congressman or Senator is on Twitter - and if they aren`t,
people sign a petition asking them to join Twitter. http://tweetcongress.org/
The goal is to aid in transparency and communication between elected officials
and constituents. Tweet Congress was created by Addison, TX-based Squeejee. 

Twitter handle: TweetCongress 

The SXSW Web Awards is a competition that recognizes the best new Web sites and
celebrates those who are building tomorrow`s online trends. As a result of the
growing presence nonprofit organizations are having in the interactive world,
SXSW created a new Activism Web Award category to recognize green and nonprofit
websites that are striving to make the world a better place. 

For a complete list of South by Southwest Web Awards winners, visit the
following site: http://sxsw.com/interactive/web_awards/winners. 

For more on Convio`s engagement at SXSW visit Convio`s blog at
www.connectioncafe.com. 

About Convio

Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management
(CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to
inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company`s online
marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events,
email marketing and Web content management, and its CRM system, Convio Common
Ground, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with
supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service
(SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and
support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and
applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations. 

Convio clients include nonprofit organizations, Institutions of Higher
Education, Associations and Faith-based organizations around the world such as
American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Easter
Seals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and
Sierra Club. For more information, please visit www.convio.com

About SXSW Interactive Festival

Scheduled March 13-17 in Austin, Texas, the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival
provides practical how-to information as well as unparalleled career
inspiration, bringing together some of emerging technology`s most creative
thinkers. The event features five days of keynote sessions, more than 200
panels, the SXSW Web Awards, the Interactive and Film Trade Show & Exhibition,
the ScreenBurn Arcade, the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, and dozens of
exciting evening events. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary
technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest
personalities of emerging technology. For more information on SXSW Interactive,
see www.sxsw.com/interactive. 



Convio
Tad Druart, 512-652-7826
tdruart@convio.com
or
Porter Novelli for Convio
Brittany Todd, 512-241-2255
Brittany.todd@porternovelli.com

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